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Username Post: DEEDDUDE 1954 Bel Air        (Topic#304259)
BAJohnny 
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Age: 68
Loc: Kentucky
Reg: 04-04-13
02-15-15 12:18 PM - Post#2523515    
    In response to Nite Dragon

That's a nice looking Tach. What is speedhut?
I have never heard of them. Thanks for any help with my question.

1953 BelAir 2dr Sedan
1953 BelAir 2dr Hardtop


 
DEEDDUDE 
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DEEDDUDE
Loc: Beach City, Texas
Reg: 11-06-11
08-09-15 05:06 PM - Post#2567565    
    In response to BAJohnny

No real update. Just a couple pictures. I finished the firewall and painted the trunk. Mostly just driving. No problem in this Texas 100° weather. Added a few more fuses for the Headlights, horn, etc..






My build thread

http://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/showtopic.php?ti...


 
gnatt66 
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Age: 44
Loc: NH
Reg: 12-11-14
12-13-15 10:17 AM - Post#2595202    
    In response to DEEDDUDE

this build has been SO helpful to me and i'm sure all the ls swap 49-54 guys. thanks!

1950 Chevy, 2012 2500 HD LML oil burner.


 
Bel Air kiwi 
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Bel Air kiwi
Loc: New Zealand
Reg: 04-24-14
12-14-15 01:26 PM - Post#2595458    
    In response to DEEDDUDE

Hi DeeDude, some great progress and idea's there matched with some great engineering skills. I really like the work you have done.
There is a Model A Tudor rat rod down here that not only lays sills the whole chassis sits on the ground and the wheels lift off the ground completely. It helps that it is fender-less.
The guy said he built it so that when they have a BBQ they can leave it running with the back wheels spinning and throw cans at them. From memory it uses a side valve Cadillac and so exhausts that go up not down like multiple stacks.
For your car are you going to make some discreet rubbing blocks to protect your sills. I can see them loosing paint and tearing up even if not driven low.
Of course if you have a sense of humor you could put titanium blocks a bit lower so you could drag and spark them like fireworks? LOL
Cheers Kiwi

48 3100 RHD, 51 Deluxe 4DR RHD, 51 Bel Air parts car, 52 Bel Air P-Glide LHD. Others 23T, 32 Tudor, 58 Edsel pacer 4DR HDT, 79 F250 351C RHD. 69,70,82 Capri. No mobile, no TV, and no Jap cars.

And when it was laid to waste, they called it peace.


 
streetrods 
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Loc: Cincinnati
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01-07-16 09:23 AM - Post#2600483    
    In response to DEEDDUDE

Looking good on the progress. Like they say Rome wasn't built in a day.
I don't know where you are in your process with regards to paint color but have you thought what color you want to paint it?

If you need help with the paint we can Custom Paint



Edited by streetrods on 01-07-16 09:24 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
DEEDDUDE 
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DEEDDUDE
Loc: Beach City, Texas
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01-09-16 07:09 AM - Post#2600807    
    In response to Bel Air kiwi

Thanks

My build thread

http://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/showtopic.php?ti...


 
DEEDDUDE 
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DEEDDUDE
Loc: Beach City, Texas
Reg: 11-06-11
01-09-16 07:14 AM - Post#2600808    
    In response to streetrods

Street. I will more than likely not paint the car. I've had a number of people want to help fade the paint from the new panels to old. I like the old patina look, it gives it a nostalgic look.

My build thread

http://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/showtopic.php?ti...


 
bbthunder 
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Loc: Mossley, Ontario, Canada
Reg: 11-19-15
01-12-16 07:45 PM - Post#2601690    
    In response to DEEDDUDE

Nice build that you did.
Would you be able to tell me what you used
for rear caliper brackets, calipers and rotors
when you did your 9 inch ford
My email is rcenterprises@live.ca
thanks



 
DEEDDUDE 
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DEEDDUDE
Loc: Beach City, Texas
Reg: 11-06-11
01-14-16 03:23 AM - Post#2601957    
    In response to bbthunder

  • bbthunder Said:
Nice build that you did.
Would you be able to tell me what you used
for rear caliper brackets, calipers and rotors
when you did your 9 inch ford
My email is rcenterprises@live.ca
thanks



Metric weld on brackets found at circle track parts sellers. Metric caliper found on s-10 trucks or 78-87 monte carlos, g-bodies, etc... rotors from quick performance.

My build thread

http://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/showtopic.php?ti...


 
bbthunder 
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Loc: Mossley, Ontario, Canada
Reg: 11-19-15
01-14-16 05:09 PM - Post#2602117    
    In response to DEEDDUDE

Thanks a lot
Ron



 
Canada52 
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06-29-16 06:00 PM - Post#2636834    
    In response to DEEDDUDE

Wath size rim an tire on that pic i would like to know love the way it sit



 
DEEDDUDE 
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DEEDDUDE
Loc: Beach City, Texas
Reg: 11-06-11
06-30-16 03:25 AM - Post#2636871    
    In response to Canada52

Those are the stock rims 15 x 5. Tires are 205/75-15.

My build thread

http://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/showtopic.php?ti...


 
DEEDDUDE 
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DEEDDUDE
Loc: Beach City, Texas
Reg: 11-06-11
04-08-17 11:37 AM - Post#2685615    
    In response to DEEDDUDE

WOW. Almost a year since I posted. Well a lot of things have happen, but not to much on the 54'. I did however finish the 20" rims. The tires are just a little taller than the old ones, which raised the ride height about a 1/2", but much wider. These pics aren't the best, maybe I'll pull it outside for better ones soon. I wanted to go in a different direction with the look, maybe a combination of hot rod, rat rod, derelict and protouring. I call it poor touring. The car handles well with the big swaybar up front, three link in the back and the now fat tires. More to come later.

Sitting at ride height.


Rear Wheel widen to 9", 275/35-20


Almost 11" wide on the rear, thread width is over 9". The skinnies had only 5" of thread.


A better shot from above


Still lays out with the 20" wheels.


Poor picture of the left front.


What do you think? The car surprisingly rides about the same if not a little better, it handles much better now. I'll try to get better pics soon.

My build thread

http://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/showtopic.php?ti...


 
EMS Customer Service 
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Loc: cleveland, ohio
Reg: 04-18-10
05-05-17 11:29 PM - Post#2689798    
    In response to DEEDDUDE

thanks for using some of our parts!

the ems guy

ems automotive



 
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